FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#17 ORLANDO CEPEDA
ATLANTA BRAVES 1969-1972
Future Hall of Famer Orlando Cepada had some solid seasons with the Braves, including a 34 homer, 111 RBI, 1970 season. On October 5, 1969, Orlando hit the last Brave postseason home run (off Nolan Ryan and the Mets) that the Braves would hit until David Justice hit one against the Pirates 22 years later.
An earlier memory of Orlando comes from the fact that my brother had much of the 1962 TOPPS set. This set included Orlando as the LEAGUE LEADER in home runs and RBI's. How could you not be positively influenced by a card that has the floating heads of Orlando Cepeda, Willie Mays and Frank Robinson?